Basketball athletic trainers hold important jobs on the sidelines and in the locker or training room. Athletic trainers work to prevent and treat injuries as well as rehabilitate athletes with injuries. They also help train basketball players in strength and conditioning. Trainers can work in high schools or colleges, with professional teams, or in health care or rehabilitation facilities. The field has a relatively low turnover rate, so besides a love of the game, you will need quality education and experience to obtain a job in basketball training.
Understand basketball thoroughly. Having an understanding of the rules, regulations and general flow of the game of basketball is beneficial prior to finding a job in the basketball industry.